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Betsy DeVos Urges Staffers At Education Department To Offer Up ‘Resistance’ To The Biden Administration

Even though the president who appointed her to be Secretary of Education has been beaten by a historic margin, Betsy DeVos is trying to poison the entire department on her way out the door, urging staffers to “be the resistance” to the incoming Biden administration, Politico reports:

“During a department-wide virtual meeting to discuss the shift to the new administration, DeVos acknowledged that most of the agency’s thousands of career employees ‘will be here through the coming transition and beyond.’

“’Let me leave you with this plea: Resist,’ DeVos said. ‘Be the resistance against forces that will derail you from doing what’s right for students. In everything you do, please put students first — always.'”

Since when has Betsy DeVos put students first? Let’s recall that this is the very same woman who told Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes” in 2018:

“I have not – I have not – I have not intentionally visited schools that are underperforming.”

Yeah, because who cares about kids in those underperforming schools? Not Ms. DeVos, that’s for damn sure.

And now she wants the career employees at the department that she has only helmed for a couple of years to continue her assault on the nation’s education system, screwing over students in public schools and prioritizing those in private or religious schools, because that’s what DeVos and her screwed up version of “Christianity” tells her is the right thing to do in order to better serve the kingdom of God.

Let’s not forget how Betsy DeVos got the job of heading the Department of Education in the first place: By being a multimillion-dollar donor to the 2016 Trump campaign. She bought her cabinet position and then used her power as head of that agency to tear down public schools across all 50 states.

Be the resistance? Give us a damn break! The resistance just won the 2020 election and the resistance is about to erase all memory of Betsy DeVos from the Department of Education. And that’s as it should be since her every action has been an assault on knowledge and enlightenment.


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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